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OK Jive

A quintet of Ruby Jive, Lee Partis, Datsun Cherry, Bavon Wayne Wayne and ‘Chopper’, OK Jive produced a brave try to conquer the graphs in the first 80s using their make of ‘Congo Pop’. The group was produced following the demise from the Plymouth, Hampshire, Britain group Cha-Cha Rhythms Kings. A mindful attempt to convert Afro-pop traditions such as for example high-life, rumba and cha-cha for an British market, their debut one, ‘To You’, premiered independently Frenzy Information in 1981. Although they seduced a great deal of early press (photos showed them putting on exotic clothes before leopard epidermis backdrops) the test failed plus they came back to obscurity after a small number of small-scale produces and an individual program for Radio 1 disk jockey Richard Skinner.

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